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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Serve as the inciting cause of; Provoke or stir up.

Usage examples (30)
  • His object was to instigate a little rebellion on the part of the opposition.
  • Areas like Atlanta down through Tampa and parts of Florida will see some heavy rainfall today and that kind of instigate some delays there.
  • Scratch the word "instigate" as is true, may not be the appropriate word.
  • Even if UMNO says it is willing to change, there are still a handful of recalcitrant leaders who are more than ready to "instigate" the other races. for more
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